Emery to raid former club as Arsenal eye swoop for 23-year-old international

By on May 24, 2018

According to the Mirror, Arsenal are ready to renew their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrian Rabiot after he was left out of the France World Cup squad.

Rabiot has long been linked with a move to the Emirates as former boss Arsene Wenger tracked the youngster ever since he emerged from the PSG youth system in 2012.

The 23-year-old enjoyed an excellent campaign in the French capital last season to help PSG win the domestic treble with Rabiot making over 40 appearances in all competitions under Unai Emery.

However, the midfielder was a surprising omission when Didier Deschamps announced France’s 23-man World Cup squad earlier this week and it’s raised further question marks over his future.

The Mirror cite a report from Calciomercato that claims Rabiot feels his lack of regular starts at PSG cost him his place at Russia this summer and he could now be ready for a fresh start.

The midfielder has just one year remaining on his current contract so PSG will be forced to cash-in now or risk losing him for nothing in 12 months if he doesn’t sign an extension soon.

It seems Arsenal have been alerted to Rabiot’s situation as the newspaper says we’re eyeing a summer swoop for the French midfielder as Unai Emery looks to raid his former club.

Emery was unveiled as our new head coach on Wednesday and he needs to strengthen our midfield options as Santi Cazorla has left the club and Jack Wilshere’s future is also in serious doubt.

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Obviously Emery knows Rabiot well from his time at PSG and the Mirror’s report says he’s ready to give him assurances over his playing time if he was to make a move to the Emirates.

We’ll have to wait and see how this story develops but I’m a huge fan of Rabiot and I think he’d be an excellent addition to the squad so I’d love to see him join Arsenal this summer.